In early 1998 a small nucleus of families with a vision to begin a new church began meeting in New Albany Elementary School. Over the course of the next few months they studied God's word and prayed for his leadership in this endeavor. By the end of the first year, a body of believers had formed around a common faith and philosophy of ministry, appointed a leadership team, and established themselves in rented facilities they could call their own.
Like many church plants, the community attracted a variety of people from many walks of life and different faith backgrounds. The challenges of being a young congregation and working to develop deeper roots caused growth through trial and triumph. The body continued to coalesce and mature as they sought to honor God in their relationships, become more gospel-centered, advance the good news of Jesus Christ, engage the world through a dynamic missions emphasis, and establish a more permanent presence in their community.
With God's enablement and congregational commitment, the church family was able to purchase land in 2001, build a structure in 2005, and pay off their mortgage in 2009. While a building is a wonderful asset to ministry, the lifeblood of the church is its continued love for God and desire to see him glorified in all aspects of life together.
Over the last few years the congregation has worked hard to build relationships with the larger body of Christ in central Ohio. This has led to significant involvement with the Columbus Chapter of the Gospel Coalition. Through the Gospel Coalition, the pastor’s study at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and contact with local church plants, the congregation decided to align themselves with the Evangelical Free Church in America in 2014.
As a congregation of sinners redeemed by the grace of God, we look forward to see what God will do through us to glorify himself and advance his kingdom.